Johnathan Hager House Museum

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The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, and cause cameras not to work properly within the building.

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110 Key St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States

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39.6398103, -77.73023669999998
Washington County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Hagerstown, MD (0.6 mi.)
Halfway, MD (2.0 mi.)
Funkstown, MD (2.5 mi.)
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD (3.3 mi.)
Paramount-Long Meadow, MD (3.4 mi.)
Maugansville, MD (3.7 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (3.7 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (3.9 mi.)
Cearfoss, MD (4.9 mi.)
Chewsville, MD (5.1 mi.)

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  1. You will have a temperature drop and feeling of dread as you walk into the nursery. The smell of alcohol appears in the basement along with flashbacks of the animals they used to put in there during the winter. you may feel a toddlers tug on your clothes. Or a sharp pain on your neck.

  2. I was on a tour with my child’s cub scout pack. When everyone else went down the stairs, I lingered in the kitchen. It was then that the cabinet door opened. There is a latch and it won’t open by itself or by the wind, for example.

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